Diploma of Nutrition

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 trimesters full time – part-time options also available

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Career Outcomes:

    Nutritionist | Nutrition Advisor | Nutritional Advisor | Nutrition Assistant |

Course Rundown

With more information than ever available about health and nutrition, how does anyone know which advice to follow? With the industry-designed Diploma of Nutrition from Torrens University Australia, you’ll learn the science and practice of nutrition, and start a career providing people with credible, empowering advice about health and wellness.

In this online course, you’ll study chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and human nutrition, giving you a broad base of technical knowledge. You’ll reach the level of chemistry knowledge required for postgraduate study in dietetics, giving you further study pathways, and you’ll learn about the structure and function of the human body and the role macro and micronutrients play in human health.

This course contextualises your technical knowledge in an understanding of the sociology of nutrition, giving you the perspective to understand the complex relationship between society and nutrition.

With a strong focus on learning by doing and an online study model, this course is a flexible, challenging introduction to the health and wellness industry.

Workload and assessment

In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.

Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • In-class debates
  • Online quizzes and tests
  • Participation in online discussion forums

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university’s minimum entry requirement of Year 12 completion, or equivalent.

Torrens University Australia also offers guaranteed entry to students who have achieved an ATAR of 56 or equivalent.

All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

What You’ll Learn

In this nutrition course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Chemistry essentials
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Nutrition and society
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Human nutrition 1
  • Human nutrition 2

Why study with Torrens University Australia?

Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.

Student Support

Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Nutrition from Torrens University Australia.

After graduation, you may choose to seek employment across a range of opportunities in the health and wellness industry, or pursue further study. The Diploma of Nutrition is the first year of the Bachelor of Nutrition degree, so if you choose to continue studying, you can transition to the second year of the bachelor’s degree.

You may also choose to undertake further study through Torrens University Australia’s sister institutes, the Australasian College of Natural Therapies or the Southern School of Natural Therapies, which offer the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine).

Curious about where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government’s FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.